Elissa Haden Guest

Elissa Haden Guest is the author of Bella’s Rules, illustrated by Abigail Halpin and Harriet’s Had Enough!, illustrated by Paul Meisel. Her ten-book early reader series, Iris and Walter, illustrated by Christine Davenier, received many honors and awards including A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year, An ALA Notable Children’s Book, A Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, A PEN Center USA West Literary Award and five Junior Library Guild Selections. Elissa holds an MFA in Children’s Literature from Hollins University and teaches classes in Writing for Children & Young Adults at Stanford Continuing Studies. Elissa loves visiting schools and inspiring young readers through her presentations and writing workshops. She lives with her family in San Francisco, home to her favorite baseball team, The San Francisco Giants.


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